Set in a tribal village during the years of the Idi Amin terror in Uganda, Abyssinian Chronicles takes us into the heart of Africa, vividly immersing us in the mesmerizing extremes of beauty and brutality, wisdom and ignorance, wealth and poverty, hope and despair that define the continent today. We come to intimately know an extended family rich in centuries-old tradition, and follow the unsentimental education of the boy who takes it all in, who learns, observes and teaches, and starts to feel the very earth moving under the African experience and the people he loves.
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'Vibrant and sombre, Abyssinian Chronicles seamlessly integrates positive, workaday Ugandan lives with Amin's murderous regime ... sharp and bitterly funny storytelling' Independent 'Vibrant and sombre, Abyssinian Chronicles seamlessly integrates positive, workaday Ugandan lives with Amin's murderous regime ... sharp and bitterly funny storytelling' Independent 'Precious few first novels are as phantasmagoric or as haunting as this one' Time 'Bewitching ... a spectacular debut, and one which makes a significant contribution to the literature of Africa' Observer
About Moses Isegawa
Moses Isegawa was born in 1963 in Kampala, Uganda. The author of Abyssinian Chronicles and Snakepit, both published by Picador, he now has Dutch nationality and lives near Amsterdam.
Abyssinian Chronicles by Moses Isegawa
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